Category: Fire Department News

City Launches 2024 Fire Recruitment Process

Staff from the Fire and Human Resources Departments have collaborated to launch the 2024 Firefighter recruitment process. Applications are being accepted at NationalTestingNetwork.com through September 13. The testing process will conclude with the 2025-2027 Entry Level Firefighter Eligibility List that is scheduled to be approved by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners in February, […]


Smoke Alarm Blitz – Douglass Park Neighborhood

Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department and Equity and Engagement Department, along with volunteers from the Annual Smoke Alarm Blitz in Honor of Christian Sheehan and the American Red Cross will be going door-to-door in a northeast Champaign neighborhood, Saturday, May 18, 2024, offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms […]


The Beat

The City is thrilled to announce the launch of the downtown entertainment district’s official logo “The Beat.” Unveiled at a Council study session on May 7, 2024, the Beat encompasses all of the downtown entertainment district. Boasting a wide variety of entertainers and programs for the community to enjoy, The Beat will allow community members […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 2000 N Neil $608,000 05/07/24 Alteration Retail 100 Trade Center $550,000 05/08/24 Alteration Office         2024 Overall Construction Value: $ […]


Garage Fire – 600 Block of Alabama Ave.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a detached garage in the 600 block of Alabama Ave., Wednesday, May 8, at 1:25 p.m.  Fire crews were able to quickly get the fire under control. Firefighters responded to a report from a passerby of a detached garage on fire.  Once on the scene, fire […]


Champaign Fire Canvassing Two Neighborhoods After Recent Fires

On Thursday, April 18, 2024, the Champaign Fire Department will be canvassing two neighborhoods that have recently suffered fires, testing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and installing new alarms in homes that need them. From 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., firefighters will be going door-to-door in the 1300 block of Joanne Ln. making sure homes […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 1902 S Fourth St $280,000 04/04/2024 Alteration Solar Array 707 S Fourth $426,533 04/09/2024 Alteration Multi-Family         2024 Overall Construction […]